Talk + workshop offered by Caleb James Delisle.
8 years ago cjdns was started to make the internet encrypted and decentralized, unlike TOR and I2P, it was not intended as an overlay but rather to a complete revisit of the way the internet should work, peer-to-peer and always encrypted. Since then it has had moderate community interest but has not lead to any actual infrastructure buildout.
My current project is a sort of phase-two of cjdns, building a blockchain called PKT in order to create a bandwidth market so that anyone capable of running fiber and pointing antennas can participate in building the infrastructure of the new internet. All of these fibers and wireless links will become a "pool of bandwidth" which a professional network operator can reach into and pull out the bandwidth necessary to build their own network.
This talk aims to limit technical details to the minimum that is necessary so please do not feel intimidated to attend. There will be time reserved for questions so that in case there is not enough technical detail, topics can be addressed more fully.
During the workshop, you will install cjdns, pktd and pktwallet, you will setup cjdns as a VPN using the free VPN exit provided by IPRedator and you will mine some PKT to your wallet and transfer it.
Come with a Linux or Apple computer and a basic to intermediate skill level with using the terminal. If you are not comfortable using the command line on your computer, Caleb recommends studying The CLI Crash Course which should get you a basic working knowledge within a few days to a week: